Last post on Jul 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, smart fortwo, MINI Cooper
#9809 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:00 am)
And the car was a 70s Honda Civic/CVCC
#9811 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [andre1969]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:21 am)
They probably haven't updated it because they think they can get away with it. They've got GM disease. Next thing you know they'll be flying private jets to Tokyo demanding a bailout because how could anyone have foreseen the downturn in their sales?
#9812 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:58 am)
Well, there is a price to complacency. It's the best seller, but look at what they're selling for. Mid teens.
Meanwhile Hyundai is selling tons of Elantra Limiteds for over $20k.
Which one has the better profit margin?
#9813 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [ateixeira]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:28 am)
Can you even get leather in a Corolla? I just went to fitzmall.com and looked up their Corollas. Most expensive one I found was a 2013 S automatic for $21,372. It has Nav, but cloth seats.
They're also showing an Elantra Limited for $21,669, and it has leather and Nav. They also have one for $22,488, but at a quick glance, I can't tell what it has that's extra.
#9814 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [andre1969]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:46 am)
I think so. My wacky friend who bought a Prius C rollerskate claims he was looking at one with leather. He makes random rash decisions, surprised he didn't buy it.
On the subcompact car front, my sister has had her Sonic for over 5 months now, zero issues other than the rear windshield explosion.
#9815 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:48 am)
So, other that exploding shards of glass flying everywhere, it's fine?
Left over 2012 Prius c models are selling cheap, $18.6k when I looked. Navi/Entune for $20.4k, that's peanuts. A Yaris is only about $2 grand less, so you'll make that up on gas in just 3 years.
May as well get the hybrid roller skate.
Anyone here driven one?
#9816 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [ateixeira]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:54 am)
I was unable to find any similar Sonic events - I imagine her car just had defective glass. But she likes it. She claims she can't tell a difference in how it drives from her old Focus, which leads me to believe she just doesn't care
I have noticed commercials for leftover 2012 Camry and RAV4, too. Probably some deals to be had. My friend is only leasing his Prius, and doesn't intend to repeat it at the end - he'd get a normal sized one at worst.
I haven't driven it, but I have ridden in it numerous times. Those experiences give me no desire to drive it
#9817 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (12:04 pm)
A tiny spec of contamination can cause that with glass. Strange, though.
Used 2012s cost more than new 2012s right now (CarGurus.com).
You have to compare the c to similarly sized cars - Fit, Yaris, Sonic, Spark, Fiesta, Mazda2, etc.
I know I'm the only person in America who likes small cars, though.
#9818 of 9848 Re: Mazda 2 [ateixeira]
Feb 04, 2013 (12:10 pm)
Especially if a new model is coming soon, a leftover can be a deal. Cheap RAV4s to be had I bet.
I don't mind small(er) cars, but I want something that handles OK and doesn't have a poverty spec interior.